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It's Thursday again, and we all know what that means - it's time for us to pick what we think are the five best games that have come out over the last week. And it's time for you to pick which of them should become the 148Apps game of the week.

It's an interesting mix this week. We've got platformers, cruel action RPGs, a surfing sim, and a game that's all about combining monkeys together to make super monkeys. They're all really good, but it's up to you to decide which of them should walk away with the coveted award.

How do you vote though? Well, it's pretty simple. All you need to do is leave a comment at the bottom of the article. Or, if you'd prefer, tweet us your select @148Apps with the hashtag #148GOW. You can leave us a comment on Facebook as well if that's your way of doing things.

Right then, on with the games.

Super Cat Tales 2 - download for iOS

Another brilliant, cat-jumping platformer from Neutronized. This one builds on everything the original did, as well as adding some new ideas into the fray for good measure. It looks great, it plays great, and it's chock full of kitties.

Why we think you'll like it: KITTIES! No, but seriously, this is a brilliant, often elegant platformer that neither messes about with holding your hand or tries to ensure you're dying every 14 seconds. It's the sort of game you're going to play with a smile on your face, for most of the time anyway.

Piffle - download for iOS

What happens when you fire adorable creatures in the general direction of some angry looking blocks? In real life we have no idea, but in the videogame world you'd probably end up with something a lot like Piffle.

Why we think you'll like it: Because it's utterly charming. More than that though, there's some neat block-breaking ideas here. Piffle isn't reinventing the ball-bouncing wheel, but everything it does it does really, really well.

Monkeynauts: Merge Monkeys - download for iOS

Yup, we've gone and added an idle game to the list this week. Monkeynauts is an idle game with a difference though. And that difference isn't just the number of monkeys it features (in case you were wondering, it features an awful lot of monkeys).

Why we think you'll like it: Monkeynauts messes around with pretty much all of the mechanics we've come to expect of an idle game. It actually wants you to stick around and play with it, rather than putting it aside and letting your numbers go up. And that makes it strangely compelling.

4Pillars - download for iOS

There are lots of games on the App Store that want to be Dark Souls, but there aren't that many that take the shape of a Souls game and twist it into something else. But that's exactly what 4Pillars sets out to do, and it does it really, really well.

Why we think you'll like it: Because it's unflinchingly difficult. Everything in the game is trying to kill you, and a lot of the traps and obstacles can do it with a single hit. It doesn't hold your hand, but it does plough its own 2.5D furrow through the genre, and that makes it a lot of sadistic fun.

True Surf - download for iOS

We've got games that try and recreate the feeling of skateboarding, BMXing, and plenty more on the App Store, but there aren't that many game that try and show you what it's like surfing. True Surf sets out to change that, and it does it pretty darn well.

Why we think you'll like it: If you've played any other True… games you're going to know what to expect here. Not in terms of the controls, but in terms of the challenge. Getting things right takes a while, and figuring out where you're going wrong is half of the fun.

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